New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find...
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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies, alongside the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur. Written by
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Reportedly, the post-production of the picture was expedited into theatrical release for the North American Christmas season. See more »
When Tom Dobbs (Al Pacino) joins the army, he is greeted with "welcome to the United States Army". The army was actually known as the Continental Army at that time as Washington and his revolutionaries had no way of knowing that Canada would fail to be won in the War Of Independence. See more »
Get out of here, you Negro!
We want freedom too!
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This movie is the most authentic film I have ever seen on this subject. Its use of historical accuracy is unmatched. People, cities and harbors,were dirty,sooty and garbage ridden as depicted in this film. Its use of language is outstanding (Donald Sutherland's english, Al Pacino's fragmented, broken speech) etc,. Anyone interested in history clamors for more movies such as this one with real authenticity, instead of the usual hollywood blockbuster style films that ignore attention to detail.
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